Associate Dean Martha L. Loudder was named in October as recipient of the 2005 Texas Society of CPAs’ Outstanding Accounting Educator Award. The $1,000 award recognizes Texas accounting educators who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and have distinguished themselves through active service to the accounting profession.

Loudder this spring was named associate dean for undergraduate programs and learning assurance. She is an undergraduate-learning advocate essential to the formation of Mays’ freshmen and sophomore business learning communities, which by design enhance retention and contribute to the academic success of students early in their college years.

The Texas Society of CPAs honors only one CPA/accounting professor each year in the large university category. In 2004, the honoree was Mays Professor of Accounting L. Murphy Smith.